Neighborcare Health clinic breaks ground in Rainier Beach

On Sept. 23, Neighborcare Health CEO Mark Secord, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, healthcare workers, and Neighborcare Health patient Phyllis Beaumonte broke ground on a new medical and dental clinic.

The new Rainier Beach Medical and Dental Clinic combined Neighborcare Health’s existing Rainier Beach Medical Clinic and the Southeast Dental Clinic, preserving and increasing access to medical and dental care for more than 14,000 underserved residents of southeast Seattle. The facility will open in 2010.

The $19 million project will create 75 full-time-equivalent construction jobs and 15 new full-time clinic positions, preserving 70 clinic jobs. The clinic will also provide mental health, social work, and health outreach services.

Neighborcare Health has been serving Seattle for more than 40 years and is the largest provider of primary medical and dental care for low-income people in the city. ♦

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